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 By Toni DeRosa    News    November 19, 2020

Governor puts almost all of state in purple tier

Gov. Gavin Newsome has put the brakes on with regard to reopening, citing that because of double the number of covid-19 cases since last week, the state is back down to the most-restrictive tier. The...

 

Grimmway teacher tests positive

A teacher at Grimmway Academy in Shafter has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being asked to quarantine. The school had opened a week ago for a hybrid in-person session, with students...

 

City Council races still up for grabs

The City Council races in Shafter and Wasco are still up for grabs, over two weeks after Election Day. In Shafter, three seats are available and have four candidates still within 3.5 percentage...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    November 19, 2020

Movie night brings community together safely

The Recreation and Parks Department of Wasco put on its second movie night at Barker Square. The movie “Angry Birds” was enjoyed by many residents who knew this was probably going to be the last...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    November 19, 2020

Love Wasco brings community together amid pandemic

It's been a long time since a physical event has taken place in town, and Canyon Hills started off the Thanksgiving season with a free outdoor clothing and lunch giveaway. Attendees were all grateful...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    November 19, 2020

City to put in electric vehicle charging stations

The city will be putting in two new charging stations in the lot near Highway 43 and 8th Street, said City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez during the recent City Council meeting. “The city currently...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    November 19, 2020

Veterans honored during first-ever virtual ceremony

Veterans Day is the one day of the year when America recognizes its veterans in all branches of the United States military and honors each of them by thanking them for their service to our country....

 

Community Calendar - Nov. 19, 2020

Ongoing Warm clothing drive — District 4 Supervisor David Couch is collecting blankets, coats, gloves, hats, scarves and socks. Donations will benefit families in District 4. To schedule an in-person pickup, call 661- 868-3680. Utility bills ...

 

Arrest Report - Nov. 19, 2020

Nov. 9 Ignacio Fernandez, 23, of Earlimart, was arrested at the intersection of J Street and Highway 46 for misdemeanor driving on a suspended license and aide/abet in exhibition of speed. He was cited and released at the scene. Jonathan Hernandez,...

 

Mystery History - Nov. 19, 2020

Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Wasco Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated)...

 

Wood burning art became flourishing business

After finding a video about the art of wood burning, Alyssa Ramirez was hooked. Ramirez, who lives near Buttonwillow and attended Shafter schools, was fascinated by the video of a man using a wood...

 

Shafter council starts search for new planning director

The City Council appointed three new members to the Planning Commission for a term beginning in January and also began its search for a new planning director. There was a pool of eight candidates...

 

Pop-up events highlight home-based businesses

With the pandemic still in the forefront of the community's minds, there has been a surge of home-based businesses to help supplement people's incomes. These businesses help replace lost income due...

 

Pilots fly in for breakfast, museum at Minter Field

Minter Field Air Museum had to cancel their annual Wings 'n Wheels event, their biggest fundraiser of the year. In place of the event, the museum held a Fly-In Pancake Breakfast that attracted a numbe...

 

Classified Ads - Nov. 19, 2020

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 By Toni DeRosa    News    November 19, 2020

PEO Chapter JT, President Janet Grundt, left, welcomes newest member Anna Balentine.

The local chapter of Philanthropic Education Organization held an outdoor meeting on the front lawn at the home of Nancy Neufeld. The members gathered to welcome Anna Balentine to the sisterhood....

 

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